Pastor Phyllis Kennedy
Phyllis Kennedy, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, moved to Houston, Texas with her family in 1973. Today, she is
the mother of two daughters, LeKesha/Rod Garrett, and Airika/Curry Glaude. She is the proud grandmother of Mia
Garrett, Myles Garrett, Steven Kiner Jr., and Kyren Glaude
Although born in Milwaukee, Phyllis has made a deep impression upon the hearts and ears of Houston’s gospel
listeners. Not only is she locally well-known, her musical and directing talents have become familiar to an audience
that extends nationwide.
At the age of sixteen, she became the choir director of New Community Baptist church where her father is pastor,
Rev. L. A. Kennedy. Organizing a one-hundred-twenty voice choir, “New Children of Christ,” was her initial offering.
Positive comments concerning her unusual and spirited directing spread rapidly throughout the community. God
has given her a gift beyond compare and she has used it to compose many songs, and several albums. Among
these are, “I Am Determined,” and “Gotta Keep on Moving.” In addition to these albums, Minister Kennedy has
worked with many national gospel artists including Minister Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Edwin and
Pastor Walter Hawkins, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Richard Smallwood, Pastor, John P. Kee, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Gary Oliver, Pastor Marvin Sapp, Pastor Darlene Bishop, Evang. Beverly Crawford, Dr. Norman Hutchins and many others.
In addition to her music and preaching, Minister Kennedy was the founder of the well-known conference, All Nations in Praise (A.N.I.P.). This conference has recorded and distributed two CD’s: “Let the Praises Go Up,” recorded at the Praise and Worship conference in 2002, and “Thanks for Everything,” recorded at the Praise and Worship Conference 2005 and a CD was released in 2010, “It’s Praise Time In the House”. She now has a powerful new CD that will be released later in the summer of 2016 with the title “It’s a good Day”. Min. Kennedy has a Bachelor degree in Divinity and preparing to study for her Master. Her faith has led her to establish chapters of this conference worldwide. Min. Kennedy has a new conference called Impartation. Through this ministry she is able to mentor and impart wisdom, knowledge, and the power of God in lives of the many who will receive it. This is in January, the beginning of each year.
She Just Wanted to Preach, her first book, details the obstacles she overcame after accepting God’s call to the ministry. She has also written a new 31 day journal called ‘My Morning Worship and Meditation’ available now. She also has a New C. D. release Good Day. Minister Kennedy, by leading of the Holy Ghost, organized and is now the Pastor of Impartation Worship Center. This ministry was birth March 2017. Pastor K’s desire is to build Faith Walkers as they encourage others to become Faith Walkers, for we Walk by Faith and not by Sight!. Pastor Kennedy desire is to bless the body of Christ through the Word of God, and believes that He has given her a word for this season. Pastor Phyllis Kennedy believes “Worship is the heartbeat of God. If I cease to worship, I cease to exist!”